"I was thinking about hitting him the other night with the bases loaded, if you want to know the truth," Manuel said before Wednesday's series finale against the Marlins. "[But] I haven't seen him that much and I want him to get comfortable around our guys."
Asked if it is tougher to play an untested rookie now that the Phillies have moved into competition for a National League Wild Card spot, Manuel said, "Yeah, definitely. At the same time, over in Houston, I'll look and see who's pitching, and I might try to get him in a game over in Houston. I will try to get him in a game if I think it's OK. I'm definitely not scared to play him. It's no big deal, he'll play."